The act of granting authority to someone or something is the act of commissioning.
To commission is to charge someone with a task, giving them the authority do to do something in an official way. The gerund form of the verb, commissioning, can be used as a noun referring to the action of authorizing someone or something. You might attend a ceremony marking the commissioning of a group of new police officers or a new ship for service.
Definitions of commissioning
the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
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